- Amarok driving you nuts as you try to play music in Linux? (Dee-Ann LeBlanc: Linux at Work and at Play)
I'm an avid music listener with genres pretty much spanning the whole gamut of music types. As such, it's been very frustrating to me that Amarok (a feature-rich music player) for about a month now has crashed every time I try to scan my collection. The "helpful" error message suggests that maybe "taglib " (a library for reading metadata from MP3, Ogg, FLAC, and MPC multimedia files) was responsible. Okay. After spending a few hours searching I discovered that this issue comes up often in relationship to problems with the SQLite (a simplified version of an SQL database engine) database Amarok uses by default.
Amarok (a feature-rich music player) for about a month now has crashed every time I try to scan my collection. Finally, I found a solution.
Note: Found in google by searching 'tablib amarok'. Haven't tried this yet but i'm hopeful!
- Amarok TagLib errors - installing Amarok from source instructions - Ubuntu Forums
If you feel up to it, I strongly recommend installing amarok from source. There are lots of things that don't work in the kubuntu version, one thing being automatic tagging. It's really not so hard to install from source, especially if you've already installed it via the package as most of the dependencies will already be met.
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Note: Also check out SAMBA amarok wiki: http://amarok.kde.org/amarokwiki/index.php/Samba
- How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!
Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? "Where's the EXE?", "Where do I need to extract this to?", "How do I run it?", "Where did it go?" - have you been thinking questions like these? Don't worry, installing software, themes and other things on Ubuntu is actually very easy! This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language.
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- HOWTO: Replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver - Ubuntu Forums
Note: I have another guide for adjusting screensaver settings in Dapper without replacing gnome-screensaver. I prefer the method described in that guide to this one, but your mileage may vary. Both have their pros and cons so make sure you check out both before applying the instructions. Problem: Dapper ships with gnome-screensaver instead of xscreensaver, which gives the user no option to set individual screensaver settings.
HOWTO: Replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver Faqs, Howto, Tips & Tricks
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Note: Details: In Dapper display power management functions were decoupled from the screensaver with the introduction of Gnome Power Manager. xscreensaver provides both functions, thus became partially redundant. Refer to the gnome-screensaver FAQ, the upstream bugzilla discussion and the Launchpad discus ...moresion for more details if interested.
- Linux Online - Getting Started with Linux - Introduction
Welcome to Linux Online's Getting Started with Linux beginner level course. If you're new to Linux and want to find out how to use the fastest growing operating system today, all you have to do is follow these lessons and you'll be using Linux efficiently in no time. Getting Started with Linux is designed as a self-study course. We're afraid that due to the numbers of people who follow this course, we cannot answer any specific questions or clear up any doubts you may have about the material. In short, there is no extra help available. You are on your own.
Getting Started with Linux - Beginner's Linux Course.
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Note: It's damn good. There are harder ones at:
Currentely i'm up to:
"The 'cp' command" Lesson six:
- Problems with kwrite - Ubuntu Forums
Well, first of all, try Code: kdesu kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list instead of Code: sudo kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list See if that makes a difference. If not, try Code: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
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- Sources.list generator - Ubuntu - Linux for Human Beings
Here you can generate an ubuntu sources.list for your preferred set of repositories. Just tick all repositories you want. The default set is selected automatically. If you know another repository that should be included here, feel free to send your suggestion to email@example.com When a repository in this list has a GPG key, you may need to add that to the APT trusted keys. You can do this with the following commands (replace KEY with the key ID)
"Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". Ubuntu also means "I am what I am because of who we all are". The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.
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Note: Now this is the shizal. Have a read of this too: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=230057
- Windows to Ubuntu Transition Guide - March 29, 2006. Posted by Jason Faulkner.
Alright, so you have successfully installed Ubuntu Linux, but now what do you do with it? You are in the right place. I am going to get you started with a guide on how to use your new Ubuntu system. This transition guide is targeted at existing Windows users and will show you how to do program installations, a little system configuration, but primarily highlight some Windows "replacement" programs for common applications you can't live without. This guide's intent is to introduce you to equivalent programs to what you are accustomed to and, hopefully, to cover a good amount of what you might want in a new install.
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Breezy Customization Guide.This guide is a continued WIP, and contains information/tips for streamlining your Breezy system.
- Clear terminal history - Ubuntu Forums
A simple lookup on where to find the terminal history... I'm not sure if there's a command to clear the history, but I know they're stored in ~/.bash_history so I guess what I'd do is open the file up and manually delete the entries. Code: sudo gedit ~/.bash_history
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- how to open files from a network server from open office or any apps
Making network shares accesible from any app in linux. Handy howto!
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- How-To smbfs: smbmnt must be installed suid root
Okay, so I was trying to mount SAMBA shares so all the programs could see them. Sounds simply it's so not! So when I finally found a program that could find the shares. They wouldn't mount. You have to follow this guys code. see note.
Note: for the problem: "smbmnt must be installed suid root for direct user mounts" type in a console to resolve this: $ sudo chmod u+s `which smbmnt` in order to be able to mount the shared directory , and: $ sudo chmod u+s `which smbumount` in order to be able to umount the shared directory.
- HOW-TO: Building amaroK from SVN source - Ubuntu Forums
I've always had odd problems with the version of amaroK that came with Breezy and Hoary. It is also my favorite application on linux! For that reason I like to have the very latest version of it installed. The way to do that is to periodically build it from the latest SVN source. The amaroK community provides an automated script that makes the process fairly easy, but you have to install a number of development files in order to get it to compile. This how-to will walk you through that process.
HOW-TO: Building amaroK from SVN source Faqs, Howto, Tips & Tricks
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Note: A dated if not useful guide on compiling Amarok from source for ubuntu.
- Mount samba shares with utf8 encoding using cifs - Ubuntu Forums
I was having the most difficult time in the world trying to figure out how to mount samba shares which were created on a Japanese windows 2000 server and transferred over to my replacement Ubuntu network file server. Nautilus mounted them fine, and displayed the correct folder and file names, but the files were not cashed which caused very slow response times, and I was having difficulty with my keyring among other things.
Mount samba shares with utf8 encoding using cifs Faqs, Howto, Tips & Tricks
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Note: It would appear cifs is the way to go for me: "On Windows 2k/XP/Server shares it is important to mount them as cifs. cifs can handle much more files in directories and interacts better with the Microsoft software." -http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Samba
- Workplace switch hotkey? [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums
Hi, what's the hotkey in gnome to switch workplaces?
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- 'Linneighborhood' and Samba shares in XFCE with thunar - Ubuntu Forums
An SMB network browser for Linux and X11. This package allows users to browse SMB (e.g. Windows Network Neighborhood) networks under X, and mount/unmount SMB shared filesystems via a graphical interface. It is somewhat more network-efficient that other similar tools because it uses the proper protocol for identifying network shares rather than simply scanning IP address ranges. In order for LinNeighborhood to work properly, you must have the smbfs filesystem compiled into your kernel and have a working Samba setup.
Samba shares in XFCE with thunar Networking & Wireless
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Note: There's a howto on mounting SAMBA shares: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1666780
- Collection Scanner Unable To Process Certain mounted SMB share files
Hey, I just moved my music files over to another pc on the network, and set up a samba share and mounted it. I wanted amarok to be able to play these files. I add them to the collection and that's fine, but when I go to scan, after about 86%, it gives me a list of files that it couldn't process. Somehow this leaves me with about 3/4 of my music unable to be added to the collection. I checked the files and they do have the proper permissions, just like every other file in these folders.
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- Compiling Amarok from source - from Fugitive Thought by Steve
Compiling amaroK from its source code is a tedious process. However, that is not to say that doing so is a bad idea. Indeed, a direct-from-source compile is necessary when your distribution lacks a package management system, has infrequently updated packages, or simply offers a package that does not suit your needs. Additionally, if you prefer gnome, xfce, enlightenment, fluxbox, or some other window manager and thereby do not use kde, getting amaroK functioning can be quite difficult. Indeed, I prefer the xfce or fluxbox window managers. Nevertheless, I endeavored to try out amaroK, and once I did, I must say I was quite impressed.
- Disable Touchpad Temporarily When Typing « Ubuntu Blog
Recently, I faced a different problem. When typing on the new laptop that I got, my thumb often accidentally brushes the touchpad, and this leads to me continuing to type things in entirely a different place. This is because the thumb moves the mouse pointer to a different spot that where the typing cursor is, and then there is an accidental click. Argh! very annoying.
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- Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks - Lifehacker
I've been more than impressed with the number of great, full-featured applications available for Linux, many of which outshine their Windows counterparts. And what's best - they're all totally free. Here are my top 10 favorite applications and tweaks that made replacing Windows with Ubuntu a breeze.
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Note: Deskbar is incredibly cool.
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